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Bibendum takes the ‘art of (selling) wine’ in a new direction

Published:  27 January, 2023

Bibendum has just closed the cap on its first tasting concept of 2023, with a roster of likeminded events lined up for the year ahead as the company diversifies its annual tasting format.

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Jump into the world of French wine at VIN

Published:  06 January, 2023

The UK trade is being invited to uncork some of France’s best kept secrets alongside enduring favourites at VIN, next month’s trade tasting event, which will bring together 50 producers and importers.

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Losh and Goode blend Chenin from SA and Loire

Published:  11 December, 2022

Few would deny that Chenin Blanc is one of the world’s greats when it comes to grape varieties, but most would recognise that it sits far behind the likes of Chardonnay and Sauvignon in terms of recognition. Chenin is, of course, the de facto flagship grape of South Africa, also playing a strong role in the Loire. Here, in appellations such as Vouvray, Saumur, Angou, Savennieres, and others besides, the best – as with their Cape cousins – are world class, capable of developing great complexity while ageing for a very long time.

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Amarone has an image problem, says leading producer

Published:  03 October, 2022

The Amarone della Valpolicella category needs to embrace change and restore its former global cachet, according to Stefano Cesari, owner of Brigaldara winery in the Veneto region.

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Naked Wines brushes off CEO woes for first standalone tasting

Published:  22 September, 2022

It was a marriage of convenience. Naked Wines needed the cash injection. Majestic needed the online know-how in order to expand its digital footprint. After the pair’s relatively amicable breakup in 2019, Naked Wines is now very much looking to re-establish itself as a solo entity with a serious portfolio that can engage even the most sceptical wine lovers.

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Howard Ripley embraces Central Europe

Published:  06 September, 2022

Howard Ripley Wines has taken the plunge in Central Europe, adding eight new producers from across the region to its portfolio.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Thrills and spills with Veseth’s wine economics

Published:  16 August, 2022

Mike Veseth doesn’t just make wine economics understandable; he makes it thrilling.

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WineGB tasting looks to capitalise on rising sales

Published:  15 August, 2022

WineGB will be returning to London this September for a celebration of all things English wine – including another year of rising sales.

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Guy Woodward: Next-level wine tastings are aiming to for the A-list

Published:  12 July, 2022

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Canada’s cool climate calls at annual tasting

Published:  03 May, 2022

The annual Canada trade tasting returns to the UK on 10 & 11 May at Canada House in central London.

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Bordeaux Day returns to London and Manchester

Published:  13 April, 2022

Now in its second year, Bordeaux Day will be returning to Manchester and London this July for two days of tastings, meetings and conversations. The two events will provide a unique opportunity for the UK trade to meet producers and agents and to discover the quality, diversity and value that modern Bordeaux wines offer.

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Portugal tasting returns to London, riding exports rise

Published:  23 March, 2022

After a two year hiatus due to Covid-19, Wines of Portugal is pulling out all the stops, showcasing over 600 wines and 10 different regions at the annual trade tasting next week.

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Hallgarten tasting return signals ‘portfolio refresh’ following Gérard Bertrand move

Published:  22 March, 2022

A very buzzy One Marylebone was the setting for Hallgarten & Novum Wine’s strong return to its pre-Covid annual tasting format, where a number of new wines were on show.

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Harnessing Pays d’Oc IGP

Published:  22 March, 2022

Inviting a panel to taste and talk, Andrew Catchpole prompted a far-reaching exploration of the potential for southern France’s most versatile designation, in partnership with Pays d’Oc IGP.

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Guy Woodward: The influence of ambience

Published:  08 March, 2022

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Wines of Roussillon launches three-year promotional campaign

Published:  08 February, 2022

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) has unveiled a new three year generic campaign, designed to raise the profile of the region in the UK, supporting the commercial efforts of its wine producers and importers.

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Occitanie Tasting returns to London after three year hiatus

Published:  04 February, 2022

The 10th edition of the Occitanie Annual Trade Tasting will showcase a diverse range of wines from the South of France, featuring over 300 labels produced in the largest wine region in the world.

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London Wine Fair to embrace hybrid model in 2022

Published:  13 January, 2022

The organisers of London Wine Fair (LWF) have confirmed that the landmark event will adopt a new format this year.

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New Zealand Winegrowers postpones London event

Published:  12 January, 2022

The annual New Zealand trade tasting, due to take place on 9 February at Lindley Hall in London, has been postponed.

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Chile tasting postponed as other physical January trade events hang in the balance

Published:  05 January, 2022

Wines of Chile has postponed its 13 January showcase tasting in London, with several other organisers of tastings this month also understood to be considering whether to still go ahead.

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